If the Dodgers are struggling by the trading deadline, (July 31) do they trade him to get something in return instead of losing him via free-agency?
Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune says Cubs President Theo Epstein likes Ethier.
Andre Ethier, who is one year away from free agency, is high on Theo Epstein's wish list. He's the type of guy the Cubs president might look to acquire at midseason in the hope of keeping him around, like the Reds did with their surprising trade for Scott Rolen in 2009. …
Remember, that's Rogers saying this. Not Epstein. So don't panic. I'm just hoping Ethier is healthy and can rebound with a big year for the Dodgers.